Report: Raiders Aggravated With Their Flagship Radio Station
When the Raiders learned they were headed to Las Vegas, they knew it would be a delicate transition from a public relations standpoint.
What they probably didn’t expect (so soon) is a scenario where their “flagship” radio station would further complicate matters.
According to a recent report from Steve Berman of The Athletic, Raiders brass has become increasingly aggravated with 95.7 The Game in recent weeks.
“The sore feelings began with a contentious interview of Del Rio conducted weeks ago by Damon Bruce. The Raiders were even less pleased with what they heard on the day after Jimmy Garoppolo’s first start with the 49ers, a 15-14 win over Chicago — on ‘Raiders Monday,’ no less. The Raiders felt like that day that it was nothing but Jimmy G talk throughout the morning and for the rest of the day.”
The station, which at one time was essentially an extension of Raiders public relations, has made a clear shift to include more 49ers discussion in recent weeks – and the proof is in the audio archives on the 95.7 The Game website.
Given their relationship, it’s not difficult to understand why the Raiders would be upset with their friends (though many are no longer in the building) at 95.7 The Game.
Eventually, Bay Area radio will make a clean break from the Raiders and from a business standpoint, it would be wise for local radio to appeal to more 49er fans – and it sounds like that’s exactly what they’re trying to do.